Disney's Freaky Friday

August 8-18, 2018

Tickets are on sale until August 18, 2018
Dates & Times

  • August 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • August 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
  • August 10, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • August 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • August 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • August 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
  • August 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
  • August 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • August 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • August 17, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • August 18, 2018 - 8:00pm

Ticket Price

Adults $40

Seniors (60+) $34

Student (13-College) $24

Children (12 & Under) $19

Groups 15+ $27

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Disney’s Freaky Friday follows an adventure between a mother and her daughter when they one day mysteriously change bodies. The two must sort out their relationship within 24 hours, right before the mothers wedding day. The daughter and the mother are in the unique position to really understand what life is like in someone else’s shoes. Before they change over, they will need to learn how to appreciate what they have done for each other.  This Disney musical provides an updated story based on the well-known novel of Mary Rodgers and a music score that has been effortlessly updated throughout its iterations. This masterpiece is filled with love and plenty of laughs through this family adventure.

ALL INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALES: No refunds or exchanges. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund for this ticket may be issued at the option of the management. ALL GROUP SALES: Payment or Cancellation must be made 30 days prior to event date.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SEATING:  If you are in need of wheelchair accessible seating, please contact the ticket office at 574-267-8041

Meet the Cast

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Laura Plyler

Ellie Blake

Bio

Laura Plyler is a returning alum from Miami, FL and is very excited to be in round four of the Wagon Wheel season. You may remember her as Natalie in Next to Normal, Smitty in How to Succeed and Anybody’s in West Side Story in the Wheel’s previous seasons. While she’s been gone, she has taken part in the South Florida theatre scene as Lina Lamont in Singin’ In the Rain and Ilona in She Loves Me, among others. She thanks God for the many opportunities he presents for her to do what she loves and her family for undying support.

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Kira Lace Hawkins

Katherine Blake

Bio

Kira Lace Hawkins is so thankful to be back for another summer season at Wagon Wheel! Favorite credits at the Wheel include Next to Normal (Diana), Into the Woods (Witch), Hello, Dolly! (Dolly Levi), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins) and Legally Blonde (Paulette). Favorite regional credits include Cabaret (Sally Bowles) with Theater Latté Da and The Threepenny Opera (Lucy Brown) with Frank Theatre, both in Minneapolis. She studied music and theater at St. Olaf College and holds an MFA in Acting from Penn State University. Kira is Director and Lecturer of Theater at Manchester University, and she teaches acting classes and directs with Wagon Wheel JR. Thanks to her MN family, her IN family, husband Zachary, and daughter Nila.

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Grayson Samuels

Mike

Bio

Grayson Samuels is a senior BFA Musical theatre major at Texas State University. Recent credits include Hamlet (Claudius), The Rivals (Sir Anthony), Tartuffe (Orgon), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Regionally, he has been seen in The World According to Snoopy (Charlie Brown, TUTS) and An American Daughter (Jimmy, Williamstown Theatre Festival). Lots of love to his family, friends, mentors, and TXST MT.

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Nate Friedberg

Fletcher

Bio

Bio Coming Soon!

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Juliette Redden

Torrey

Bio

Juliette Redden is a rising Senior at Texas State and she is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary season! She could not be more thrilled to be here in Warsaw for the summer. She was seen in numerous Texas State productions, RagtimeA Chorus LineLegally Blonde and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She spent the summers in Birmingham, Alabama playing Katherine in Newsies and was a part of the Theater Aspen season. She would like to give an enormous thank you to all the wonderful people that made this summer possible. A huge thank you to her loving family, whom she would be absolutely nowhere without and her amazing class whom she is so so proud of.

Chris Mahan
Chris Mahan

Grandpa

Bio

Chris Mahan is making his fourth appearance on the Wagon Wheel stage as a part of the Wagon Wheel cast. Previous roles include Teddy Roosevelt in Newsies, Principal Clark in Footloose, and Judge Martin Group in Miracle on 34th Street. He has also appeared in productions w/ the Center Street Community Theater including, You Can’t take it with You, M.A.S.H. and The Foreigner. When not onstage, Chris is a life and business coach, writer, author and speaker. Chris wants to express his gratitude to Scott for the opportunities, cast and crew for the friendships and to his wife, Lisa for her love and support.

Kathy Hawkins
Kathy Hawkins

Grandma

Bio

Kathy Hawkins is a retired elementary school teacher who loves to perform on the Wagon Wheel stage! Favorite roles include Jeanette Burmeister in Full Monty and Jack’s Mother in Into The Woods. Thanks to Scott for the opportunity, and friends and family for their unending patience and support!

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Ian Laudano

Adam

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Ian is making his Wagon Wheel debut! Originally from New Jersey and a recent graduate of Montclair State University, his select previous credits include: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric), Aida (Radames), South Pacific (Lt. Joe Cable), Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie) and West Side Story (Riff).

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Alana Pollard

Savannah

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Alana Pollard is currently a Musical Theatre major at the University of Michigan. Originally from Florida, Alana is thrilled to be a part of Wagon Wheel’s summer season for the first time. Special thanks to her wonderful grandmother and Go Blue!

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Jessica Minter

Gretchen

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Jessica is attending the Chicago College of Performing arts for a BFA in Musical Theatre. This past summer she was the Tommy Award’s representative for her role as Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as The Jimmy Awards. She has been fortunate enough to have won Outstanding Lead Performer five times from the Tommy Awards. Most recently she has played The Witch in Into the Woods and Lucy Harris in Jekyll and Hyde. You may have also seen her as Elle Woods in Bowercity’s production of Legally Blonde the Musical. Jessica thanks all mentors, teachers and friends who support her through all her endeavors. She stoked to be performing with Wagon Wheel this
summer.

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Ashlyn Maddox

Hannah

Bio

Ashlyn Maddox is a rising Junior at Texas State University and is thrilled to be a part of the Wagon Wheel company this summer. Some of her recent credits include a workshop of Switched (Young Dorothy) and Ragtime (Little Boy.) She would like to thank the creative team for this opportunity and her family and MT2020 for their unending support.

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Aaron James McKenzie

Louie Snaps

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Aaron James McKenzie is entering his third year in the Musical Theatre program at Florida State University.  This is his first summer in Warsaw and is ecstatic to be a part of this wonderful company.  He wants to thank his family and friends for the consistent love and support! Go Noles!

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Michael Pacholski

Dr. Ehrin, Pastor Bruno, Coach, Officer Kowalski

Bio

Michael is excited to be returning to Wagon Wheel for his second season in the company.  He was seen last summer in roles such as the Steward in Into the Woods and as Ziggy in Young Frankenstein.  He recently earned his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University. He would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support.

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Leanne Antonio

Alexandra Daniels, Mrs. Meyers, Officer Sitz

Bio

Leanne is so excited to be joining the Wagon Wheel family for another amazing summer season! Credits include Newsies (Medda), Footloose (Rusty), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Puffer), Crucible(Tituba), Into the Woods(Stepmother). She is a proud rising senior at the University of Michigan and would like to give a shout out to all of her fellow Wolverines! GO BLUE!

Mike Yocum
Michael Yocum

Mr. Blumen, Senor O’Brien, Coach

Bio

Michael is thrilled to return to the Wagon Wheel stage where he first appeared in 1983 (yes, he’s old enough to be the dad of almost everyone in the cast).  He has played old men, old women and every other random character you can imagine.  Some of his favorite roles include the Major General and the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, the coach in Damn Yankees, FDR in Annie and Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspraymostly because his good friend Bob Miller played Edna.  Mike, his wife and daughter live in Winona Lake where he is a Professor of Communications and the director of the theatre program at Grace College.  Mike looks forward to working with Scott, Tom and the rest of the great Wagon Wheel cast and crew for another season.

Jennifer Dow
Jennifer Dow

Ms. Luckenbill, Coach, Mrs. Time

Bio

This year marks Jennifer Dow’s 20th year at the Wagon Wheel as a
performer, her 10th year as the wig designer, and her 6th year as a
year-round resident and wearer of many hats including working on the
popular WWJunior program. After receiving her BFA in Music
Theatre from Millikin University, Jennifer’s favorite place to work
quickly became the Wagon Wheel Theatre. Her most memorable roles
on the WW stage are: Always, Patsy Cline (Louise), Marvelous
Wonderettes (Suzy), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), Seussical(Gertrude),
South Pacific (Nellie), A Midsummers Nights Dream(Puck), and
Addams Family (Grandma). Other regional credits include: Cats
(Rumpleteaser) at the Marriott Lincolnshire, Grand Hotel at Drury Lane Water Tower, Jekyll & Hyde(Emma) at Pheasant Run, and performing as a singer with the Rockettes for 3 seasons in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She wants to send much love and thanks to
the Warsaw community for welcoming her and her husband, Scott.

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Noah Ruebeck

Ensemble

Bio

Noah is thrilled to be returning for his second summer here at the Wheel! He is a rising junior in the Penn State Musical Theater BFA program, where he has performed in American IdiotSweet Charity, and Kiss of the Spiderwpman.  Other favorite credits include Benjy in My Favorite Year and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing.  In his (infrequent) spare time, Noah enjoys reading and snacking.

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Cameron Sirian

Ensemble

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Cameron is thrilled to be spending his summer at Wagon Wheel! He is a rising junior in the Musical Theatre program at Texas State University. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support and the creative team for this amazing opportunity.

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Logan Foster

Ensemble

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Logan is a rising Senior BFA Music Theatre major at Elon University and he is absolutely ecstatic to be a part of this summer’s company. Favorite credits include Curly in Oklahoma!, Corny Collins in Hairspray, Danny in Baby, and Tunny in American Idiot. Thanks to my mother, Claire, and Elon University for their endless love and support. Enjoy the show!

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Cassidy Hamilton

Ensemble

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Cassidy is a recent alum of Elon University and a student of the Broadway Dreams Foundation. Recent Credits: Elon – Heather (American Idiot), Kitty (The Drowsy Chaperone), Theatre Raleigh – DeLee Lively (Smokey Joe’s Café). Thanks to CFG Talent, Grant, Emma, Mom and Dad. @cassidywhamilton. Proverbs 16:9.

Grace Robison
Grace Robison

Ensemble

Bio

Grace Robison is excited to perform in her 6th professional show at the Wagon Wheel! She has had the privilege of dancing as Louise in Carousel in 2012, and since then Grace has had the opportunity to be in Hello, Dolly!, Ragtime, and Newsies as ensemble roles. Also, she appeared as Milky White in Into the Woods. She is continuing her studies in Ballet and Arts Administration at Butler University. Born and raised in Winona Lake, she is thankful for all the opportunities that Scott and Jen have given her, and she cannot thank her parents enough for guiding and encouraging her to pursue this art form.

Sophie Schlitt
Sophie Schlitt

Ensemble

Bio

Bio Coming Soon!

Katie Lauck
Katie Lauck

Ensemble

Bio

Bio Coming Soon!